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Vitamin D Might Ease Menstrual Cramps

Vitamin D Might Ease Menstrual Cramps

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  • Women with relatively low vitamin D levels who took a 300,000 IU mega-dose of vitamin D3 had a significant reduction in menstrual cramp pain; I do not recommend taking a massive dose of vitamin D, but recommend optimizing your levels with regular consistent dosing or, preferably, regular sun exposure instead
  • Vitamin D helps to decrease the production of prostaglandins, which are associated with pain and inflammation, as well as helps decrease the production of cytokines, which promote inflammation in your body
  • Conventional treatment for menstrual cramps such as NSAIDs or birth control pills do nothing to heal the problem and carry significant risks; natural solutions in addition to optimizing your vitamin D include exercise, evening primrose oil, acupuncture and more

By Dr. Mercola

At least half of reproductive-age women suffer from painful menstrual cramps that begin shortly before the start of menstrual flow and continue for several days.

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